Whether challenged to design a multiple-position blindmate RF connector module, develop a miniature high-current power connector, or value-engineer a problematic cable assembly, the end result is always the same – Winchester’s engineering team can solve the problem and provide a cost-effective solution to help customers bring their products to market on time and within budget, maintaining their competitive edge.
After completing the down select process of your design Winchester uses the latest SolidWorks CAD and simulation tools that include Ansys HFSS, Designer and Multiphysics software to predict mechanical and electrical performance. The use of these tools permit insight to the performance and allows optimization of the interconnect to high possible performance level at the earliest stage of design, allowing these optimization features to be native to the interconnect.
Our machine shop is capable of producing quick-turn samples in two weeks, enabling fast track design to support your product development. This quick-turn capability permits validation and correlation to simulations of your interconnect to ensure product meets your performance requirements before product is shipped. Sharing of testing and qualification testing assists you to fast track your development process.
Winchester Fiber Optic Capabilities
With a vast array of polishing fixtures, interferometer adapters, and test equipment adapters, and over 100 years combined fiber optic termination expertise, we can terminate and test any cable or connector you have. Even if you have a custom ferrule with no commercial polishing fixture available, we will develop and build a custom polishing fixture to solve your application need. In-stock polishing fixtures are available for quick turnaround manufacturing on commercial connectors such as LC, FC, SC, ST, MU, MTP, MT-RJ, and military ferrules such as ITT ruby ferrule, ITT PHD, 29504/14 and /15, and specialty connectors such as FDDI, ESCON, Biconic, SMA, D4, and SMPTE304.
Early design cycle simulation using Ansys® Multiphysics® to simulate mechanical forces
Optical simulation of any free space beams and optical surfaces and coatings using Photon Inc. FRED software. Gaussian beam decomposition is used for single and multimode beams, while ray tracing capabilities are also available for large core fiber applications.
Characterization and verification of prototypes using physical testing
Environmental testing of finished connector to verify optical performance
Standard lens catalogs and custom designed lenses and coatings are used within the system to duplicate the optical arrangement within the connector or device interface.
Environmental chamber linked to JDS multi fiber test equipment allows optical insertion and return loss testing while under environmental stress.